intellectual etymology

English word intellectual comes from Latin intellectus, and later Latin intellectualis (Intellectual (of the mind, or of understanding).)

Detailed word origin of intellectual

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
intellectus Latin (lat) Comprehension, understanding. Intellect. Meaning, sense. Reason, discerning.
intellectualis Latin (lat) Intellectual (of the mind, or of understanding).
intellectuel Old French (fro)
intellectual English (eng) (archaic, poetic) Spiritual.. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental or cognitive.. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind.. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the [...]

Words with the same origin as intellectual

Descendants of intellectus